Winter at Hotel Westend: Merano 2000 and much more!
Come and experience the magic atmosphere of a winter holiday in Merano. A shuttle bus will take you in no time and hassle to the Merano 2000 ski area. Thanks to the central location of Hotel Westend, you can safely leave your car at the Hotel and enthusiastically take advantage of the Shuttle Service.
The Merano Christmas Market (23/11/2018-06/01/2019) is more than just an event: it is an experience for all your senses. Immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of this famous Christmas market and enjoy its warmth and cosiness. The Merano Christmas Market is an intriguing mix of delicious South Tyrolean food, traditional handicraft, folkloristic elements and exciting new ideas. Directly held on the promenade of Merano, the Christmas market in Merano offers an indescribably Christmassy atmosphere in a unsurpassable scenery.
Whether you wish to go skiing, sledding, snowboarding or hiking: Merano 2000 is the place to be. Situated above the town of Merano, this family-friendly ski area caters to the needs of winter sports enthusiasts while offering a wide range of activities for children: at “Luckis Kinderland”, kids are looked after and can learn basic skiing techniques. 40 km pure skiing pleasure, spread over 9 ski runs of varying levels of difficulty, 25 km routes for snowshoeing in the middle of a magnificent landscape, a fun toboggan run and a cross-country skiing slope: everything is just perfect! Thrill seekers should not miss out the Alpine Bob, Italy’s longest bobsled ride.
Sledging at Merano and sourroundings
Spending days in beautiful Merano is worth it, even though the mild climate is predominating the City, snow is still nestling on the surrounding mountains. Merano 2000, for instance, is the place where sledging at nighttime becomes a real adventure, also in Val d'Ultimo the Schwemmalm is welcoming adrenalin junkies in the dark hours, once a week. For a more relaxed and intimate feeling, try the Monte San Vigilio, where kids and their parents enjoy themselves in the snow.
Skiing in South Tyrol
South Tyrol is a great place for skiing, and Merano is the perfect starting point for your day. Merano 2000 and the Schwemmalm in Val d'Ultimo are both popular and safe places to ski, for those who seek adrenalin and want to experience glacieral conditions, try the Val Senales, maybe you share the slopes with Ski-Stars the whole year round.
Merano Thermal Baths
If you prefer to relax and spoil yourself, look no further: the conveniently located Thermal Baths (Terme Merano) offer you state-of-the-art facilities and top class comfort right in the centre of Merano. 15 pools (including two thermal pools with radon), a sauna complex, steam baths and a wide range of treatments guarantee a thoroughly invigorating experience. In this structure, designed by the famous architect Thun, during winter you can enjoy the warmth inside, or even swim to the outside and enjoy a wonderfully radiant winter landscape while being immersed in warm water.
Art and culture
Take a trip into Merano’s past and present by visiting its intriguing museums and art galleries. Whether its “Merano Arte”, a lavish contemporary art gallery, the unique Women’s Museum or other fascinating collections: Merano’s museums put on display both the town’s rich cultural heritage and its creative, exciting present.